What will it take to bring New Jersey's transportation infrastructure, power grid, and water systems (for both drinking water and sewage treatment) into the 21st century?
How about $70 billion?
That's the estimate presented in "Facing Our Future," a new report that's the handiwork of a blue-ribbon panel comprising former senior officials in both Republican and Democratic administrations.
But the report does far more than just deliver the bad news. It also makes a number of recommendations as to how the state should address these critical issues. And NJ Spotlight's energy writer Tom Johnson sat down with Alan Tu of WHYY/NewsWorks to discuss some of the suggested solutions this past Friday.